....oh my starry eyed surprise....

...the tales of 2008 from the highest heels in auckland...

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Well i have realised that i have actually spent my time off work doing something other than going through fore-mentioned "review of my life" and organising some new years resolutions that i wont stick to...

watching teen and/or family movies.

its not that its uncommon for me to view these on a semi regular basis but over these last two weeks i have gone through.... lets say.... more than usual

according to fatso i have viewed

American Pie Presents: Beta House

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
The Game Plan
Surf's Up
Shrek the Third
Evan Almighty
Mean Girls
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Bring it on Again
Bring it on: All or Nothing
Bring it on: In it to Win it
The Perfect Man
Unaccompanied Minors
The Santa Clause 2

not to mention: Dreamgirls, 40 yr Old Virgin, Home Alone 1 and 2.....

after looking at the above list i really have outdone myself ....even past my own expectation

there are a few things i have learnt from all of these movies aimed at demographics i clearly dont fall into; as i am neither 5-16 years old or a mother of a 5-16 year old.... these are as follows

American Pie Beta House is the worst film i have ever seen in my life, with my finger constantly hovering over the 'off' button on my remote, i hung onto some strange hope that this movie would start to get better.... it didnt... it only got ssoooo sooo much worse, the only resemblance it had to any of the other movies from the franchise was that there were some naked girls at some point during the PAINFUL 90 minutes.

This also goes for Bring it on Again, the second film in the Bring it On series.. although this was at least watchable to the point that i didnt deseperately want to kill myself for its duration. What is strange about both of these films is that they were so bad i would have thought they signalled the end of these franchises but they didnt....

American Pie Beta House and Bring it On All or Nothing and In it to Win it followed.... and whats amazing is they were actually well put together films with proper comedy and almost smart writing ... oh and hot boys and girls! ... Everything you could want from a teen film.

So basically don't write an overdone franchise of films because of one bad apple :>

American Pie Beta House also bought me a new hottie:

Steve Talley is his name.... what i have learnt from this is that i think i actually do like blondes, always claiming brunette boys were my thing the recent drunken events of new years and constant list of blonde celebrities i imagine i will one day marry (everyone loves a fantasist)...leads me to believe otherwise

Ok.... ALSO i have come to a conclusion that Steve Carrell is actually not that funny, after seeing 40 yr Old Virgin for the first time a while back i thought he was great but after The Office (American series) and Evan Almighty ... which both were basically based around a main character played by him i have realised that only with other comedians or 'funny' people cast around him does something funny come about....

40 year Old Virgin and Anchorman both have fantastically funny actors and characters.

Being a lover or singing and dancing in films (for explained or unexplained reasons) i was willing to give dreamgirls a chance even though i am not a fan of beyonce... this film taught me that there is a thing as TOO much dancing and singing in a film. any time in this film was apparently a 'good' time for singing ... painful, whining, uninspired singing. it was almost as though the script writer was having a bad week .. or month... and didnt want to write much so they stuck some ridiculous cobb-eld together notes and words and called it a song or 'singing interlude'.

I have also learnt many lessons about friends and family being very important, that being self centered brings you no happiness, relationships and what people you care about think of you is far more important than any dreams you have in life BUT if you can get your dream while forging relationships and gaining respect then you are a hero.

I also saw I am Legend today which was brilliant and f*(#@)king scary.... bit of a weak ending but still great!!

yours truly

sQuare eyes xx


At 6:52 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Should you ever get the chance, see The Party Animal. It is quite the worst film ever made. It is an 80s frat boy sex comedy with a bad script, bad acting, bad editing, bad everything except a very good selection of punk and power pop songs on the soundtrack.

At 1:18 AM, Blogger Kiwi Trader said...

Watched Legend the other night. Did have some scary bits all right. Its a remake of "The Omega Man" made in the 70's and is pretty much the same.
Still think "Lost in Translation" is up there as a terrible movie.
Impossible to stay awake!

At 1:54 AM, Blogger Channel Chanel said...

Yea i was chatting about it at work today (which unfortunately i had to return to today) and some guy was banging on about 'the omega man' so i guess im going to risk turning into an even bigger couch potato and add to my list :>

In regard to lost in translation... the first time i watched it i thought it was awful, then my old flatmate was watching it another time so i gave it another chance... it was ok.... just ok though :) funnily enough it has one of my favourite film scenes in though....

when the two main characters are in the japanese karaoke bar singing 'brass in pocket'


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